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I really don't know much about this i went to the doctor and they told me i have inflammatory disease in the Sacroiliac and hypo plastic ribs with a pinch l5 s1 disc i was wondering if anyones knows anything about any of these things my doctor didnt tell me much because he wasnt my family doctor but he put me on meds prednisone does anyone have any info on the
inflammatory disease in the Sacroiliac im lost is it dangerous ? thanks alot
Dear Julie, I have inflammatory arthritis in the sacroiliac joint, as well as the facet joints higher up at L3, L4 and L5. My kind of arthritis is spondylitis, and mostly affects the spine, but my knees and hands too. I have been treated with prednisone, enbrel and injections in these joints. The injections have helped, and also I have had radio frequency nerve burning which has helped the facet joints. It is very painful, and it hurts to sit longer than 20 minutes for me. Did they do blood tests to let you know that you have this kind of arthritis? Take care, and let us know if the prednisone works for you. Kera